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Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher : Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

December 16, 2019

Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 50 min.)

  • :30 - Introduction to Michael (Mike) Copperman
  • 3:38 -  Mike talks about his writing journey
  • 4:42 -  Mike shares what he is reading
  • 6:04- Mike shares about his fiction short stories
  • 7:05 - Mike & Vikki talk about university teaching & working with students
  • 10:05 - Mike talks about his writing process
  • 15:40 - Mike and Vikki talk about the development of the book, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
  • 18:05 - Vikki & Mike talk about the line between memories and publishing a memoir
  • 19:53- Mike shares the synopsis of the book  
  • 21:20 - Mike talks about his Teach for America experience
  • 23:19- Mike talks about his publishing journey 
  • 24:55 - Mike shares his journey of finding an agent 
  • 30:50 - Mike & Vikki talk about support groups
  • 33:00 -  Mike shares his inspiration
  • 36:27 - Mike talks about his future works & plans
  • 39:00 - Mike reads from Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
  • 46:48 - Vikki & Mike talk about Vikki's followup questions from Mike’s reading 
  • 49:12 - Mike shares parting tips

Connect with Michael (Mike) Copperman:

 

Michael’s website: http://www.mikecopperman.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

 

Teach For America: https://www.teachforamerica.org

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

 

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